Purple Shadow (パープルシャドウ, Pāpuru Shadō) is a two-man team consisting of Toshiya "God Arm" Joshima and Kozo "God Foot" Hoshino, both of whom are legendary around those parts. Based in Ibaraki, they drive on a course on Mount Tsukuba called the "Fruits Line". Toshiya "God Arm" Joshima is known for using the steering wheel with one hand, while Kozo "God Foot" Hoshino is known for his acceleration control and his ability to drift the R34 with the ATTESSA E-TS 4WD system, as well as shouting exclamations to keep his focus.
|Toshiya Joshima||Honda S2000 (AP1)||Downhill|
|Kozo Hoshino||Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nür (BNR34)||Uphill|
- Although Purple Shadow watched the last race between Project D and Sidewinder in the manga, they were never shown watching the last race in the anime.
- The anime and manga have a different order of race; the anime has Kozo Hoshino take on Keisuke first and Takumi facing Joshiya last, while in the manga, Takumi faces Joshiya first while Kozo takes on Keisuke last.